So…Anybody got this new MacPro ? It’s available since a few days and I’m very curious to get feedback with someone who tested it with After Effects and Cinema 4D. I’m pretty interested to get it but I’m afraid of low performances with these ATI Card and After Effects without Cuda engine.
Not After Effects, but FCPX:http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1307-the-first-24-hours-with-apple-s-new-mac-pro-and-final-cut-pro-10-1
To be honest: They are freaking out about 4K Raw with 18 effects without dropped frames, but that is only in mode “Best Performance”. In “Best Quality” he has dropped frames when trying to playback 4K Raw without anything.
With these benchmarks results, we can see that new mac pro is a bit faster than the iMac full options, but difference is not very huge in my opinion, that’s not explaining the price of mac pro.
How the iMac can get these results with a mobile version graphic card compared to the double ATI 3GB on mac pro ?!
Meanwhile after effects feedbacks will up with the ATI Cards, I’m very confused about this new machine…
Those benchmarks are achieved by iMac at the peak of it’s performance. Once it starts overheating the CPU will slow down, while the Mac Pro will keep on going thus being better for Rendering etc
Never understood why would someone buy a mac. Better ones can be built or found: http://xi-machines.com/xi_de/xi_systeme_animate_de.html